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Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League

Author: Douglas M Branson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Just weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby joined Robinson in breaking the color barrier in the major leagues when he became the first black player to integrate the American League, signing with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947. Doby went on to be a seven-time All-Star center fielder who led the Indians to two pennants. In many respects Robinson and Doby were equals in their baseball  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Branson, Douglas M.
Greatness in the shadows
(DLC) 2015031802
(OCoLC)928607630
Named Person: Larry Doby; Larry Doby
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas M Branson
ISBN: 9780803285941 0803285949 9780803285965 0803285965
OCLC Number: 939553616
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The coolest of them all? Mantle, Mays, or Doby? --
The Branch Rickey yardstick --
Bill Veeck compared --
Doby breaks the color line in the American League --
Doby's middle years: world championships, home run and RBI titles --
It takes a village (and more): efforts at breaking the color line in baseball --
The shadow cast by Rickey and Robinson --
The second shadow? A tale of two cities --
Playing in the American League --
The long shadow of Satchel Paige --
Should Paige have been the first? The Mantle shadow? Mickey, Mantle Boulevard, Mantle Museum, Mick Lit, Mick Legend, the MIck --
Conflation of the Mantle legend --
Willie Mays and "the catch" --
Casting their own shadows: Robinson, Doby, and the news media --
Doby's later years --
Doby, Robinson, baseball, and racism --
A seldom-remembered pioneer.
Responsibility: Douglas M. Branson.

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